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hi. i'm kai jackson. and i'm mary mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. rain showers soak maryland. heavy downpours soak the area for a time after a very warm morning. wjz found people racing with umbrellas. they're just taking the umbrellas, trying to miss all of the falling water on union avenue. and here's a look at the horizon. it still looks a bit ominous. we're hoping it improves, though. where are the storms now? bob is tracking live doppler radar. bob? >> all of the activity moved through just a short time ago. look at radar. it's south of baltimore and washington now. particularly across northern virginia. eastern shore, light showers.
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heavier shower around dover. south of the city around annapolis, moved through the area, just to the west of queenstown. one heavier echo. sun is back out. showers south and west of d.c. that's where most of the action is. and that will continue to move down south and southeast of the region. it appears you folks in southern maryland, this batch west of d.c. that is what we expect to see the heavier showers over the next hour or two. but baltimore region, take a look at our satellite picture. it's cleared out north of town. that front heading through the pennsylvania area this afternoon. and you can see the breaks in the cloud cover. we have clearing skies. looks like a cooler trend, compared to today's low 70s. tomorrow, only in the low 60s. kai? >> bob, thank you. midair meltdown. a jet blue pilot is suspended after suffering a breakthrough. the crew was forced to tackle him. >> reporter: jet blue has
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suspended the pilot who caused midair chaos on flight 91. passengers say he had a mental breakdown, running up and down the aisle, screaming there was a bomb and they're going to take us down. the 49-year-old captain became irate after his copilot tricked him to leave the cabin so he could lock him out. >> he was screaming, throttle to idle, we're all going down, we're going to die, pray to jesus. >> reporter: when the copilot cooperate calm him -- couldn't calm him down, the passengers tried. >> four of us just jumped up and grabbed him and, you know, pulled him away from the cockpit door. and he started ranting about iraq, iran, they're going to take us down. >> we had no other options but to physically restrain this visit on the ground until the plane was safely landed. >> reporter: the crew brought
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an on-board crew to help with the landing. >> we're going to need priority getting into amarillo. >> reporter: jet blue flight landed safely in texas and osbun was taken into custody. the president of jet blue says he's known osbun for years and nothing in the pilot's record would indicate he would be a risk on a flight. bigad shaban, wjz eyewitness news. >> the passengers on the flight were interviewed in texas, before boarding another plane to las vegas hours later. a knife-wielding man was shot and killed by city police. denise is in the newsroom with circumstances surrounding the first police shooting since new policies went into effect. >> 21-year-old sharon carter jackson was shot when police responded to a family disturbance. officers responded to the 2500 block of coldspring lane, after a 911 call for a person with a weapon. an officer went to the home's front door and says jackson came outside with a knife. city police say jackson was shot several times during a
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confrontation with that officer. now, the officer is suspended, but not being identified. according to the agency's new rules, that gives 48 hours to release the officer's name. >> denise, thank you. the city police department's new policy stems from an investigation of a departmental shooting that killed officer william torbit, back in january 2011. it's a symbol of solidarity to trayvon martin, the hooded sweatshirt. but today, it sparks controversy in washington. >> recognizes the gentleman from illinois, mr. rush. >> reporter: the u.s. house of representatives was the scene of the latest trayvon martin protest. >> just because someone wears a hoody does not make them a hoodlum. >> reporter: bob il -- illinois congressman bobby rush wore a hoody to speak out. hats are not allowed. he was escorted off the floor
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of congress and reprimanded. >> members need to remove their hoods or leave the floor. >> reporter: trayvon martin was wearing a hooded sweatshirt the night neighborhood watch vol tear george zimmerman shot him. >> i think justice needs to be spoken up for. that's why i'm here. >> reporter: zimmerman has gone into hiding since the shooting. he remains free. but now we're learning sanford police almost arrested him. >> zimmerman said he fired his weapon after martin attacked him. one of the officers wanted to file manslaughter charges but was told there wasn't enough evidence. the case is now in the hands of a special investigator. investigators are looking into witnesses and examining 911 calls. >> so you think he's yelling "help?" >> yes. >> authorities want to know who was yelling for help before the gunshot.
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the investigation could take weeks. but demonstrators say they want justice now. in sanford, florida, randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> the investigation into trayvon martin's killing will essentially start from scratch, with the new special prosecutor and team of investigators, quietly interviewing witnesses and examining evidence. ron paul will appear on all 50 ballots. and tonight, he is stumping here in maryland. jessica kartalija is live with more on where ron paul supporters can find him tonight. jessica? >> mary, texas representative and gop candidate ron paul is said to attend tonight. it's 7:00 at the campus of the university of maryland. paul was in last place. the 12-term congressman filed to appear on the ballot in new jersey last night, which gives
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him the status of first candidate to have nationwide ballot access. mitt romney is expected to file in new jersey soon, making his 50-state ballot access likely. romney received another key endorsement. former president george h.w. bush is throwing his support behind mitt romney. florida governor jeb bush is also endorsing the former massachusetts governor. maryland's primary election is tuesday, april 3rd. did you get that mary? >> i got it all, jess. it was a lot, though. thank you. stay with wjz for complete coverage of 2012. we'll bring you the latest on the results during the maryland primary. dangerous silicone injections. 45-year-old kimberly insteadly of atlanta admits to giving illegal shots to people in hotel rooms up and down the east coast. some here in baltimore.
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she gave the injections to patients to enlarge their buttocks. she faces a maximum of five years in prison. and a $250,000 fine when she's sentenced in july. summertime temperatures are fast approaching. and with that comes news that under the mayor's new budget, many neighborhood pools will not be opening up. monique griego explains why they are in jeopardy. >> reporter: when it's blazing hot in baltimore, nothing cools kids off more than a pool. yet this year, as in years past, there may be fewer of them to take a dip. >> it has to be a concern that we're closing any resources for young people and neighborhood residents. >> reporter: this year, the department of recreation and parks wants to close seven of 13 walk-to neighborhood pools to save money. the city is facing a huge budget deficit. and many of the pools have been neglected for years. >> the ones that have been closed are in disrepair and have a low number of users.
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>> reporter: she also believes regular pools are outdated. >> they're obsolete. what young people, kids enjoy, are the splash pads that we have been installing. >> reporter: city councilmembers tell us they don't have power to add to the mayor's budget. they hope she's willing to compromise before the pools are closed. >> reporter: from inspection, maintenance and staffing, owning and operating a city pool is open to most. >> all of us want to work toward a good solution for young people in the city and for opportunities for young people. no city park pools are in jeopardy of closing. and under the new plan, the pools that remain open, will have extended hours. monique griego, wjz eyewitness news. >> city pools are set to reopen memorial day weekend, which is may 26th. the roads out there could create some traffic problems. but check in with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. hi, kristy. >> well, it certainly has created problems along the beltway. we have delays on the north
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side outer loop from bel air to york road. over on the top side inner loop, your delays stretch there from stevenson road to dulaney valley road. that's another good 25 minutes to get past. as far as the west side inner loop goes, stop and go there from 95 to security boulevard. also heavy traffic on 95 northbound from 32 to 175. as far as accidents go, perring parkway at putty hill avenue. we also have richie highway at norfolk in glen burnie. washington boulevard at old washington road. and also siburn at west northern parkway. let's take a live look. you can see, things are pretty slow on the beltway, west of new york road. and we'll take another live look. as you can see, everything still a bit slow on the right- hand side of your screen there. 295 at 32. this traffic report is brought to you by the all-new, 20 13 lexus gs. when a sports sedan has raised your expectations of what is possible, there's no going back. back to you. >> kristy, thank you.
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record jackpot. the mega millions jackpot is now $500 million. this is unchartered territory for the multistate lottery. it is sparking up buying frenzies. it has rolled over 18 times since the last winner. a single winner could get $19.2 million a year for 26 years. or a single payment worth $359 million. the numbers will be drawn friday night, everybody. and kai? 56 wjz employees, including myself, pooled our money. >> i heard it was 55. it's 56? >> i think it was 56 at last count. >> yeah, an unnamed on-air coordinator was running copies of the tickets on the screen so everybody knows. >> we each get $3 million apiece, pretax, if we win. >> i came in late and didn't get a chance to get in. >> i'll give you a little. i'm not going to give you a
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dollar amount here right now. but i'll give you some. >> i like that. a school bus chase, captured on the camera. and it ends in a hail of gunfire. and a baby for life. what the hospital is saying. and a new and improved you. and you only have to go as far as your kitchen. the sun is back out in some places after some afternoon storms. but will our warm temperatures stick around. bob will update our first warning weather forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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a man steals a school bus, takes police on a wild chase down a new mexico interstate. take a look at this. dash cam captures the man barreling down the highway. the bus continues down the freeway, but not for long.
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road spikes cause the bus to fish tail. eventually comes to a stop. the suspect is in police custody. in california, a bus catches on fire with dozens of passengers on board. it happened in downtown stockton. another driver noticed the back of the bus on fire. tells the driver to pull over. people, as you can imagine, couldn't get off fast enough. you can see they were completely engulfed in flames. no one was hurt. the driver says a mechanical failure, likely to blame for it. getting the perfect skin, strong hails and shiny hair can be pricey. but captain whaley reports, simply changing your diet can save you a bundle. veronica knows a thing or two about looking good. >> i write a style and beauty home decor blog. >> reporter: but her real beauty secret starts from the inside. >> a lot of people don't realize what you put inside your body can manifest in your
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appearance. >> she believes specific beauty food can make you prettier. when i was struggling with acne, i was trying everything. and in the past several years, i don't struggle with that anymore. >> reporter: dr. ryan ahern, a dermatologist, can back that up. >> there's a lot of indication that fish oil, anti- inflammatory. people with acne, psoriasis, dry skin, people have seen proven benefit. >> reporter: he prescribes a balanced diet, including salmon for omega 3s and citrus. >> vitamin c, in addition tock critical for collagen is also an anti-oxidant. >> reporter: or try biotin to strengthen hair, nails and skin. which brings us to salon stylist. >> beta carotene. zinc. >> you're going to see your
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hair kind of plump up, your cuticle layer. >> reporter: she says try healthy fats found in avocado and olive oil for extra gloss. >> reporter: and for strong nails, manicurists recommend loading up on calcium, which you can get from dietary sources like yogurt. nothing pretty about wall street today. [ stock bells ringing ] >> all the markets are down today. s&p off 7. nasdaq is off 15. let's go to new york right now. alexis christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch update. >> stocks were lower as investors wait for news from europe. european finance ministers meet thursday to discuss the region's debt crisis. anxiety about that meeting overshadowed a strong report on factory orders in the u.s. businesses increased their orders. oil prices fell to near $105 a barrel. that's after a report suggested a larger-than-expected jump in
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u.s. crude supplies. it's a sign that demand remains weak. if crude prices continue to ease, experts say that should bring down gas prices. and that could put down walletsets to spend on other things. and ammonia-treated film, known as pink slime is hurting demand and will reduce beef supply probably by 3%. shrinking supplies usually means growing prices for consumers. business round table says the survey of its ceos expect to hire over the next 46 months. that's up from 35% just three months ago. that's your money watch. for more, head to cbsmoneywatch.com. in new york, i'm alexis christoforous. the family of the late dr. seuss, who is hoping someone will stop being a grinch and return their stolen stratue. this two-foot tall statue was
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stolen from the home in san diego. his 90-year-old widow still lives there. because the statue weighs 300 pounds. investigators say there had to be a few people to lift it up. a reward is being offered for information on the lorax statue's whereabouts. you know what? you're going to see this thing on a postcard from sweden or something like that. >> i hope they bring it back, though. that is not nice. coming up on wjz eyewitness news at 4:00. >> reporter: i'm alex demetrick. coming up. signing up for rocket science, 101. that story as eyewitness news continues. the march to rebuild. another milestone at the world trade center site in new york. most of you saw rain and storms this afternoon. what we see and more. don't miss the updated first warning forecast. wjz 13 is always on. for the top stories on wjz.com. instant updates and first warning weather all the time, click wjz.com.
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girl: i want to tell you about my friend. his name is ben. ben learned about a homeless boy who had an infected tooth, and the boy died. that made ben really sad. he wrote a law so every kid can see a dentist. we have special dental van that goes from school to school. he even helps make sure we learn how to brush our teeth. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too.
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we have breaking news from eastern baltimore county. captain mike merry in sky eye chopper-- mike perry in sky eye chopper 13 with more. >> we are near the railroad tracks. apparently a school bus was stopping, as per the law at a
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railroad crossing when it was rear-ended by another vehicle. there were several children on the bus at the time of the accident. but apparently there were no significant injuries. fire officials did respond to the scene, but they left, apparently, all of the adults and children refusing treatment. the children were loaded onto the other bus, you see the bus on the left in the foreground. the children were loaded onto that bus and they'll continue to their home. police are on the scene. they do have eastern boulevard closed right at chesapeake park. as they're loading the children on for safety reasons. looks like one lane of eastbound eastern boulevard will be affected at chesapeake park. >> thank you, captain mike perry, reporting live. let's go over to bob in the first warning weather center with more on our weather. mix bag out there today, bob. >> brief showers. couple of rumbles of thunder in ricouple of spots. rained here at tv hill for about eight minutes. still a chance of a shower
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later this evening right now. down to 66. it was in the low 70s. temperatures really jumping all over because of the clouds and rain. south/southeast winds at 3. barometer has been falling, 29.70 inches now. rain back in the 60s. sunshine back in cumberland at 70. 72, d.c. however, it's raining in that area. 70, easton. warming to the south. 76 and 72. lower eastern shore. southern in immediate will see some scattered showers and storms for the next hour or two. later on the eastern shore. but most of the activity should be really done by 8:00, 9:00, for the entire region, as you begin to dry out. with a new air mass moving in. 61 in bel air. 61 in westminster. already cooling off and drying out to the north of us. still 68, annapolis. winds kind of all over the place. but they will generally turn to the west/northwest. and tomorrow, this front, you can barely see it. all driven by a little area of low pressure. this is james bay in canada,
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ontario, quebec. low pressure across that region is dragging a front. you can see the clouds beginning to develop. along that front this afternoon. and late this afternoon, across portions of pennsylvania, pretty good thunderstorms. several reports around the pittsburgh area of small hail. and one or two reports across west virginia with small hail and gusty winds. it's all south of us now. you can see to the north. one batch of clouds may produce a shower, around 8:00, 9:00. right now, i'm not too impressed with that. actually, looks like nice weather headed our way. tomorrow we'll be cooler, the front moving through takes the really warm air down there. cooling for thursday and friday. and we warm up again with another warm front for the weekend. maybe a little rain here friday night, early saturday before it clears out for the bulk of the weekend. looking good. northwest winds, 15 to 20 knots. and a small craft advisory through thursday afternoon. sunrise, 6:56. sets at 7:28. the bay temp now, around 52 degrees. any showers tonight south and east of us.
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otherwise, look for clearing skies. 51 by morning. tomorrow, sun and a few clouds. breezy, pleasant. still above normal by 4 dgs at 62. a nice march day tomorrow. >> all right. thank you. the pentagon call its a breakthrough that could save lives. it's a ray gun that is designed to stop people in their tracks without saving them. why has the military never used it? find out tonight on the cbs evening news. still raging out of control. an update on the erratic wildfire responsible for at least two deaths in denver. how high can we really go? we will update the rising gas prices in tonight's pump watch. the supreme court struggles with the fate of the health care reform act. and their decision affects you. eyewitness news at 4:00 continues with denise and vic after this.
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it is 4:30. partly sunny. 66 degrees. hello. thanks for staying with eyewitness news. i'm denise koch. >> here's what people are talking about. >> the historic supreme court arguments over president obama's healthcare reform law have ended. today, the justices have looked closely at whether some of the law can hold if part of it is thrown out. >> some supreme court justices seemed open to the idea that healthcare reform can survive, even if they strike down its core. but they asked probing questions questions about what happens to the rest of the law, if they determine the requirement for all americans
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to buy insurance is unconstitutional. >> my approach is, if you take the heart identity of the statute -- out of the statute, the statute is gone. >> dozens are calling for the court to throw out the whole law. >> it needs needs to go back to congress. even if there are good provisions in the bill. >> reporter: the court also spent this third and final day of argument, looking into the section of the law, requiring states to expand their medicare program. >> many families take for granted their health. but there are low-income families that don't. >> state leaders argue the federal government has no right to force them to expand their state medicaid program. and spend millions of dollars that aren't in the budget. but the obama administration points out, the law says the federal government would cover the bill for new medicaid patients through 2016. and after that, it would pay 90% of those costs.
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at the supreme court, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> now, the justices are expected to issue their rulings in the cases they heard this week in june. the world trade center is slowly coming back to life in lower manhattan. kai is live in the newsroom with more on a major milestone. kai? >> vic, workers switch on a massive power system at the site. it will eventually provide electricity to the signature skyscraper. a transit hub and the memorial and museum. the feeders will supply 100 megawatts to the site. that's enough juice to power typical apartments. the unfinished one world trade center is one of the city's towellest structures. -- tallest structures. >> this past marked the 9/11 attacks. teresa garcia reports for wjz, the wildfire has killed an elderly couple and the search is on for a missing woman. >> reporter: planes are
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dropping fire retardant on the wildfire outside of denver for a second day. winds have been light. >> we're hopeful that this is going to be a good day. the air support, lots of firefighters on the ground and good weather conditions. >> reporter: the u.s. forest service is now in charge are the operation. -- of the operation. and more firefighters are arriving to build containment lines. around the st center of the blaze. >> they have been coming in from all over the country. lots of firefighters. local firefighters from across the state. >> reporter: a search-and- rescue team has been brought in to find the woman, missing since the fire started. she lives in a severely damaged area. at least 28 homes have already been destroyed. and another 900 evacuated. >> do what we can to take care of those folks who lost so much. >> reporter: the red cross set up in the high school. >> we've had many residents come by for a hot cup of coffee. three meals a day, snacks, as well as the information that is there.
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>> we're all worried, especially knowing it's that close to our homes. >> reporter: the fire appears to be the result of a controlled burn that was started last week. teresa garcia, wjz eyewitness news. >> people living in another 6500 homes have been put on standby, in case they have to evacuate. >> exotic animal owners are fighting against new permit fees and caging requirements. the measure would ban new ownership of lions, tigers, and other exotic animals. current owners could keep their permits until 2013. the new permits, they say, is too expensive. authorities were forced to kill almost all of the animals that escaped from a farm. mare selive in the newsroom with more on how much we're shelling out now. >> well, vic, there is no letup in the rising price of gas. right now, triple a reports the national average rose to $3.99. that is the 19th consecutive increase. here in maryland, people are
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paying an average of $3.94. that's up a cent from yesterday. and 5 cents cents from just last week. it is 26 cents more than we paid a month ago. and 36 cents more than this time last year. gas prices are up nearly 19% for the year. but still lower than the record high of $4.11, back in july 2008. back to you. >> more than two-thirds of americans disapprove of the way president barack obama is handling high gas prices. although most don't blame him for them. that is according to a new reuters online poll. it has turned into a wet day for maryland. the rain is over for most of the state. and the sun is out. wjz has weather and traffic together. bob has the updated numbers. it didn't rain longer. came through fast. and moved through quickly. there are showers still around. take a look at radar. much of it now across southern portions of the region. southern maryland and a little activity on the eastern shore
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right now. southeast of the washington area. south of annapolis. shady side down to la plata. that's where heavier activity is. we've cleared out nicely. still a few clouds hanging around. still a few light showers in the eastern shore. now moving east, away from the region. looks like the slight chance later this evening of another shower across the region. but much dryer air is moving in. you can take a look at the front moving through this afternoon. they had a little hail in some spots. looks like a much brighter and dryer forecast coming up. and yes, somewhat cooler for the next couple of days. vic? >> thanks, bob. let's check on the roads now with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. hi, kristy. >> hi, vic. hi, everyone. we still are dealing with the residual effects from the rain. we now have a 30-minute delay from park heights avenue to harford road. the outer loop also still struggling in that direction. you'll see brake lights there. and on the west side inner
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loop, expect at least 15 minutes there. northbound 95, delays still stretching there from 32 past 100. we have delays again for northbound 95, from pulaski highway to the beltway on the northeast corner. as far as accidents go, northbound 295, at route 100. we also have that crash that captain mike spoke about earlier involving the school buses. chesapeake park plaza that is on the shoulder. and another accident we're watching, sillborn at northern parkway. 895 north of child street. and another live look. things appear to be picking up just a bit there. 295 at 32. this traffic report is brought to you by ringling brothers and barnum and bailey circus. playing at the first mariner arena now through the 31st. back to you. >> thank you, kristy. do you have what it takes to be a rocket scientist? students at johns hopkins are finding out. alex demetrick reports, the students are trying to bring
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more talent to the final frontier. when it comes to other worlds, there are still plenty of secrets to unlock. but first you have to get there with the right spacecraft, carrying the right tools. and that takes a lot of experts. >> you don't just have the aerospace engineers. they have physicists. they have chemists. even biologists. >> reporter: just the sort of measures johns hopkins is drawing in for a minor degree in science engineering. >> before this, i really didn't know that much about what went into the design of a space mission. >> students are given the purpose of a mission. >> the idea is to launch a satellite into a near polar orbit. talking somewhere between 85 to&95 degrees. >> i hope to design spacecraft in the future. >> students will also intern at places where real missions are planned, built and controlled. >> laboratory is good. look at them. decide whether or not this is
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the kind of person they'd like to have working with them. >> reporter: as a field, space science is bide open. >> there are basic questions that woo still haven't answered. -- we still haven't answered. for example, what's at the core of jupiter? we still don't know. and nobody has seen the surface of venus. >> reporter: alexy demetrick -- alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> this is the first attempt to help undergraduates find work in the space industry. let's go to captain mike perry who is live with more on an accident. >> reporter: that accident causing problems here on the j, vic. this is southbound jones falls expressway. south of 41st street, near the pepsi sign -- i'm sorry, city police have shut down two lanes of the southbound jones falls expressway. and it's causing major traffic backing. now, this accident occurred about 20 minutes ago. apparently a car rear-ended another car.
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the car that it struck left the scene. so the person that collided was left here. police are now investigating. and they are getting ready to remove that vehicle. but as you can see, it has caused major backing. expect delays if you're coming from the city to the county. as this accident will be clearing shortly. >> and the moral is, avoid the j if you possibly can. straight ahead on wjz eyewitness news at 4:00. benefit concert. who is bringing help to tornado victims in the nation's heartland? and a violent turn in florida. and after afternoon rain showers, the sun is back out. stick around. bob is updating your first warning forecast coming up. ,,,,
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country music trio, lady antebellum is giving in storm- ravaged. it will be followed by a
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benefit concert, open to the public. henryville was one of the hardest-hit towns when a wave of tornadoes hit earlier this month, killing 13 people. proceeds will go to a local disaster relief fund. two people are injured after a car and tanker truck collide in texas. the driver was unable to make it out and died at the scene. the driver of the car and the passenger were transported to a nearby hospital. the cause of the crash is still under investigation. it started as a peaceful protest for a slain teen. now, dozens of teens upon are wanted by police. jessica kartalija has more on what happened at a memorial for trayvon martin. >> dozens of high schoolers ransacked a miami walgreens. this was the scene as teens flooded into that store. police say they were all part of the students who staged a walkout in memory of trayvon martin. the teen was shot to death last
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month by neighborhood watch leader george zimmerman. zimmerman claims he acted in self-defense. several students say they trashed the store because they're frustrated that nobody has been arrested. >> several students dropped their id inside the store and others can be clearly seen on camera. a woman in florida is having a long talk with police, after her husband's body is found in their garden. police say the man had not been seen for months. and the woman told neighbors he had moved to oklahoma. officers were contacted and found the man's body buried in that garden. no word on how he died. no charges have yet been filed. a wisconsin teacher returns to work after he is accused of intentionally burning students students with dry ice. the man said he briefly touched a student's leg with ice. he also used it to blow a top off. the school district has already cleared him of wrongdoing. his attorney is asking the judge to throw out a charge of felony child abuse. an 8-month-old baby girl
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loses her finger after it accidentally cut off. now, they are suing the hospital and the nurse involved. >> it's really hard that she -- that she was born so perfect. and they just -- that she just cut off her finger. and now: now she's -- now she only has nine fingers. >> reporter: every time veronica looks her her daughter's left pinky, she's reminded of that day, october 11th. >> i literally wake up atinate, because i dream of everything that happened. everything goes through my mind. >> reporter: the 15-year-old mother says after a three-day stay for high fever and bronckitis, her 3-month-old daughter is ready to go home. she sits selina on her lap. and veronica says the nurse
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cuts too far. >> there was blood everywhere. it was all over her shirt, my shirt, my face. and i mean she was ready -- red, screaming. and i looked at her hand. she didn't have her finger anymore. i started screaming that, her finger, her finger. and that's when she panicked and threw the scissors. >> reporter: veronica said doctors picked the finger tip off the floor, sent them to tgh but the finger could not be reattached. >> the family is suing for psychological damages that selina may suffer growing up. but this is about making sure this does not happen to another child. >> reporter: regardless of the legal outcome, veronica says her daughter will forever wear someone else's mistrach. >> reporter: following -- mistake. >> reporter: following the incident, the hospital released a statement. an unfortunate accident happened. they go on to say we deeply
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regret the harm to the child and want to reiterate our compassion to her and her family. trying to save fellow riders some cash. >> and we've flown in today to save the mbta. >> the protestors who call themselves the fast five, donned masks. the group is blasting a proposed plan to raise fares and cut some services. lawmakers weren't fans of the caped crusaders. they walked on the. meeting. -- walked out of the meeting. nadia suleman, otherwise known as octomom, is back in the news. she posed semi nude for a british magazine. since the birth of her octuplets, she has appeared in several photo spreads as well as a boxing celebrity match. she says she is having trouble financially supporting her 14 children. hundreds of thousands of people gathered in havana, cuba
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today. the pontiff used the event to call for greater freedom for the catholic church in cuba. he also called for an end of the 50-year-old u.s. economic embargo. shortly after the mass, benedict met with former cuban president fidel castro. skies are clearing up after unusual march thunderstorms. is the rain gone for good? bob hurk ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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all right. they clear it up nicely here in the baltimore region. quick-moving. and really quick moving. showers going 50 to 55 miles an hour. that's why it didn't rain very long. we had a brief downpour. the only spots right now, maryland getting any rain right now. extremely southern maryland. south of washington, shower activity. one or two storms, extreme southern portions of charles county down there. and a little in st. mary's. and a little here in calvert county. this is all moving off to the south and southeast. baltimore region to the north, we have cleared out nicely. looks like we'll stay dry and cooler air moving our direction. compared to today. tomorrow will be a little cooler. 66 now.
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south/southeast winds, very light at 3. barometer holding steady. 29.70 inches. it will be rising later on. 70, 72, 76. hasn't rained yet but it will. d.c. is going to be dropping. showers close to 60s to the north. cumber left-hand just went -- cumberland just went back up after showers in the area. there may be a bit of a warmup in the next hour or two. and just enough instability -- instability between now and 8:00 9:00. we are looking at that maybe later. to the west, cumberland now, 20 mile 20-mile-an-hour wind, out of the west. everywhere else, winds are all over the place. but tomorrow, they go back to the northwest. that will definitely bring in a new air mass. cooler and dryer air in. to the south, rain moving to texas. another big storm in northwest. all winter long. they've had one storm after another, with snow in the mountains, heavy along the
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coastal areas. so of see the no? -- snow. here in the east. developed showers across pennsylvania, new york, new jersey. and in our region, a skinny little line. thunder. most of the activity, most of those are loit showers -- light showers and thundershowers. moving down from the region. to the north, a little batch of clouds across pennsylvania may produce a shower here. otherwise, look for cooler and dryer air to move in the next couple of days. friday night, make -- may bring this in. northwest winds. small craft advisory on the bay tomorrow. showers southeast of the area. pop -- 51. partly cloudy to clear. cooler than today. but still above normal at 62. a nice march day.
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>> thank you, bob. still to come tonight. >> justice for phoenix. the retrial begins against twin brothers accused of a pit bull on fire. i'm weijia jiang, with t,,,,,,,,
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>> check in for these stories on eyewitness news. >> eyewitness news at 5:00 starts now. hi. i'm kai jackson. >> i'm mary bubala. we begin tonight with breaking news. a car crashes into a house. sky eye chopper 13 is over the scene. captain mike perry has more. captain mike? >> reporter: hello. we are -- actually, this is north pikesville near owings mills, in the 8800 block of howard forest lane, off of gray rock road, where a driverless truck was rolling down the road and ran into one side of a duplex home, located in this neighborhood. breaking a gas main, then causing fire to the house. as you can see,

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